R.I.P..... John Kelly, longtime Detroit TV newsman and talk show host, has died at the age of 88 at his residence in Southfield. John was part of the incredibly famous Channel 7 news team, "Bonds, Kelly, Ackerman, Turner" in the 1970's - having been hired away from his previous station, WJBK where here worked successfully with Jac Le Goff, Jerry Kodak and his soon-to-be-wife, Marilyn Turner.
In addition to the news, John, along with Marilyn, co-hosted "Kelly & Company"... a widely popular morning talk show. Jackie had the privilege of interning on the show for a summer and said that John was "alway funny and beyond nice. He treated us 'little people' like we were just as important as the famous guests who came in to be on the show". The picture of the coffee cup was taken by Jackie at her house this morning. She got it (okay...she stole it) when she left to go back to college and still uses it to this day.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Marilyn and the family.